Griffin Research Group

Current lab members and collaborators

Candace Guerrero, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Researcher

Education: B.S. Western Kentucky, ACS Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2007; Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, Analytical Chemistry, 2014

Research Interests: Analytical and bioinformatic method development for improving protein sequence coverage from MS-based proteomics data, applied to proteogenomic studies integrating RNA-seq and proteomic data.

Ebbing de Jong, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Education: B.Sc. University of Guelph, Chemistry, 2001; Ph.D. University of Alberta, Analytical Chemistry, 2007

Research interests: Developing new methods for MS-based proteomic studies, with a current focus on targeted proteomic methods (e.g. SRM) development and optimization;  application of these methods with a variety of laboratories through the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics.

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Kevin Murray
  • Victoria Smith
  • Mehdi Mulla

Major collaborators

Team members: Galaxy-P project for multi-omic data analysis applications

  • James Johnson, Senior Software Developer, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (Galaxy software developer)
  • Trevor Wennblom, Senior Software Developer, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (Galaxy software developer)
  • Tom McGowan, Informatics Computing Consultant, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (Galaxy software consultant)
  • Getiria Onsongo, Informatics Analyst, Research Informatics Support Systems, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (proteogenomic data analysis applications)
  • Brian Sandri, Post-doctoral research associate, Chris Wendt Lab (proteogenomics and metaproteomics of lung disease)
  • Somi Afiuni, Post-doctoral research associate, Amy Skubitz Lab(proteogenomics and metaproteomics of ovarian cancer)
  • Matt Andrews Lab, University of Minnesota-Duluth (proteogenomics of mammalian hibernation)

Former Lab Members

Name, Years

Degree earned


Current position

Somi Afiuni


Post-doctoral researcher

Methods for quantitative proteomic analysis of carbonylation

Post-doctoral researcher

University of Minnesota

(Amy Skubitz Lab)

Sue van Riper



Developing new methods for label free quantitative proteomics

Proteomics Computational Manager

University of Minnesota Informatics Institute

Joel Kooren



Proteomic characterization of oral exudates in oral cancer

Post-doctoral researcher

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

(Jenny van Eyk lab)

Matt Stone


Post-doctoral researcher

Proteomic approaches for biomarker discovery and PTM characterization

Senior MS Field Applications Specialist

Waters Corporation

Getiria Onsongo



Developing computational methods for quantitative proteomics and bioinformatic analysis

Informatics Analyst

Research Informatics Support Systems

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Mikel Roe



Proteomic analysis of protein carbonylation

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Minnesota

Sri Bandhakavi


Post-doctoral researcher

Descriptive and quantitative proteomics in cells and fluids



Hongwei Xie


Post-doctoral researcher

Director of Mass Spectrometry, KBI Biopharma


KBI Biopharma

Griffin Lab Contact Information

Laboratory: 7-166 MCB
Telephone: (612) 624-0381

Mailing Address:
420 Washington Ave SE
7-166 MCB
Minneapolis, MN 55455